We are Matchstick Recruitment, London.

Matchstick is a leading London recruitment consultancy. We specialise in the recruitment of PAs, secretarial & office support staff on a permanent, temporary and contract basis across all industry sectors throughout London.


Matchstick is a leading consultancy based in the heart of London.  Our passion is finding you the right job for the next stage in your career and finding our clients the perfect people for their vacancies. We are experts in recruiting support staff on a permanent, temporary and contract basis across all industry sectors.  As an experienced boutique agency, established over 12 years’ ago, our knowledge of the support recruitment market is unsurpassed. Positions that we cover include:

  • Executive Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Team Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Administrator
  • Event Coordinator
  • Junior Finance
  • Marketing Administrator/Assistant
  • HR Administrator

We are extremely proud that our knowledge, longevity and emphasis on relationships means many of our clients and candidates come to us via recommendation time and time again.  We pride ourselves on giving you a great experience whilst you search for your next job!


Permanent & Contract Recruitment

If you are looking for a new permanent member of staff to join your team, or you are a candidate searching for a new role, Matchstick will work with you to fully understand your requirements and ensure a perfect fit. Our experienced consultants work with clients and candidates to carefully understand the position you are searching for and the perfect team member that a client is looking for. We understand the importance of adhering to time frames and believe that by working closely with clients we can quickly and effectively provide concise short-lists and access to the highest calibre candidates. We understand that a permanent role is a long-term decision and that our clients are looking for a valued team member who will contribute to the success of their business.


Temporary Recruitment

We pride ourselves on being able to fill temp positions with the perfect candidate, fast! Whether you need cover for an unexpected absence, holiday cover or to hire a key member of staff for a specific period, we have access to a large pool of talent and are able to respond quickly and provide the highest quality candidates available. By building long-term relationships and maintaining regular contact we are able to fully understand our candidates’ skills and experience. Our office is manned from 8.00am to 6.00pm with our consultants also on-call, outside of these hours, via e-mail so that both our clients and candidates can be reassured that we can respond to any requirement swiftly.


Payroll Solutions Service

As well as sourcing staff, we have run a Payroll Solutions Service for many years to help our existing clients to make sure that when they do bring in staff themselves they can keep everything completely compliant.

  • Appropriate for any level of office-based staff within your business (from junior interns to senior project managers)
  • We will manage all your payroll administration, processing of P45s, P46s and P11Ds, end-of-year returns, pension auto-enrolment, statutory holiday pay, and expense processing.
  • Eligibility to work is logged onto our systems and visas tracked to make sure they remain in date
  • Preferential discounted rates as the Payroll Solutions Service is for staff that you have sourced yourselves
  • Staff work on a temping basis allowing you to stop and start their work when you need to
  • We even look after any future reference requests too!




We hope that you will find us a little different than other agencies! At Matchstick, we understand that looking for work is a partnership between you and us.  All of our consultants understand the importance of this partnership and make the following promises to you.

  • We will always be completely honest
  • We will return all calls as soon as possible
  • We will give full and frank feedback as soon as possible
  • We will always do what we say we are going to do
  • We will listen to you and do our best to find you your perfect role

We understand that whatever stage you are in your career, job hunting can be daunting. Here at Matchstick, you will be fully supported throughout the process from CV advice and career coaching, through to full interview preparation. Our aim is to ensure that when you walk into an interview you are briefed, well-researched and confident enough to ace it every time!

Candidates Comments

We love our candidates. Here at Matchstick we always endeavor to give each of our candidates exceptional, individual service. Many of our candidates have worked with us since the very beginning of their careers and have continued to do so throughout. We aren’t just here to help you when you need a new job but also on hand with advice and a listening ear through every career decision you make. We pride ourselves on giving you a great experience whilst you search for your next job. Here is some of our lovely candidate feedback, please feel free to head over to Google to read some more recent reviews of Matchstick too!



People are the most important part of our business. Over the past twelve years, we have established an outstanding team of Senior Consultants with a wealth of experience and knowledge in their chosen industry sector. When engaging Matchstick, your Consultant will work with you to fully understand your vacancy, your company and your ideal candidate whilst being able to provide you with an honest analysis of the current market, a salary survey (if required) and current information on similar positions. By fully understanding both our candidates’ and clients’ needs, we can use our extensive experience, knowledge, contacts and research techniques to find you the perfect candidate.   Media, Television & Film : Private Equity : Hedge Funds : Wealth Management : Marketing & Branding : Fashion : Communications and PR : Technology : Property & Construction : Financial Services : Executive Search : Consultancy : Banking : Advertising : Luxury Retail HQ : Pharmaceuticals : Research : Logistics : Sports : Charity : Start-Ups : Education : Publishing : Auction Houses

Clients Comments

Here at Matchstick, we have worked with many of our clients since our inception twelve years ago. We are proud of these long-standing relationships. Here are just a few comments from our clients (old and new) about why they choose to work with Matchstick.

Contact us

Matchstick Associates Ltd

Telephone – 020 7036 3700

Email – [email protected]

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